We are Katrin Angela Zugehör and Sven Hofmann. We’ve been happy to call Switzerland our home for the last 15 years, and we’ve been together as a couple for over a decade now. We stumbled across our great happiness in Brissago in the summer of 2016, when friends showed us the old Mirto Hotel on Lake Maggiore. There were plans to convert the grand hotel into beautiful residences – along with a restaurant. As thoroughbred restaurateurs with a penchant for coastal and lake shorelines, it was an easy choice to establish our restaurant at this extraordinary location with its incomparable views.
We developed a very personal concept that allows us to share our joie de vivre and passion for this picturesque location with as many people as possible. Right now our dream of our own restaurant is coming true: the name “Kalea” – Hawaiian for “great joy, happiness” – is an invitation to spend exquisite and inspiring times together.
We look forward to seeing you soon! Katrin and Sven